Lauren Dillard-Shoffner
  • 39, Female
  • Greensboro, NC
  • United States
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The cutest baby gifts are at Gift the!

You can purchase items directly from my site or on Etsy!

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Why do you want to join Black Business Women Online?
To be in a supportive network with other women business owners.
What's Your Business? or I handcraft custom, contemporary gifts for baby and centerpieces for baby showers.
How did you find BBWO?
About Me:
I am a dedicated entrepreneur launching my second business: quality, contemporary gifts for those looking for a special gift for new babies.

I am always thinking up new ideas and adding new products to my website and I am happy to take custom orders.

Gift the Bambino Customers are Happy Customers:
"I absolutely LOVE them. They are too precious. Thank you so much... You were great to work with…very easy. Thank you!"
- M.B. from TX

"Your ideas are super clever and original, I love the custom cakes you have done for me! Also, Gift the has fast and reliable shipping which is great for sending items all over the country."
- L.J. from NC

“Nice!… Thank you for all you did. I will recommend you to all my friends that are having baby showers in the future.”
- J.A. from Florida

“Thanks for the cake. Everyone at the party loved it and it was a huge hit! Thanks for all your efforts to get it done in time!”
- S.F. North Carolina
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marketing, site editing, social networking
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No more Burp Cloths!

Posted on March 25, 2009 at 8:31pm 0 Comments

I have taken up sewing in an effort to tap into a seemingly endless market of baby accessories and necessities, but more importantly to have more control over what goes into our existing product line. I can now make a better variety of cakes and cupcakes as well as add better quality products inside the "baked goods". Gift the Bambino can offer a stronger product line with my new talent! (Check out the cool cake pictured here)!

I have a major… Continue

Jungle Baby! Inside the Product: Diaper Tree

Posted on March 7, 2009 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

It’s no surprise to some of you that I did not invent the diaper cake. In fact, there are numerous retailers who sell more traditional diaper cakes. What I did, was re-invent it to fit my personal style. I placed an emphasis on a streamlined look, put the products inside instead of outside and made neat, well-made products a priority. Gift the Bambino provides contemporary, originally-styled gift items.

Having said that, I came a… Continue

Product Development: How the Cute Lil' Muffins Came to be

Posted on January 12, 2009 at 1:59pm 0 Comments

The origin of Cute Lil' Muffins. I created these muffins by accident, actually. I was originally trying to approve upon my initial cupcake design, which I put in actual cupcake holders. The sizes weren't quite right and consistency with the original cupcakes was essentially impossible. So clearly,… Continue

Not too late to order for the holidays! Great Gifts for Baby :-)

Posted on December 15, 2008 at 11:28am 0 Comments

Gift the Bambino has a wide variety of gifts for baby that can be made FAST and are shipping quickly. If you are looking for that perfect holiday gift for the baby on your shopping list. Gift the Bambino is the perfect option! I offer a great selection of baby gifts with prices ranging from under $10 to over $100. All GTB customers are satisfied customers and I am happy to share with you some of our top selling items. This holiday season, give a gift that is both beautiful & useful and… Continue

Lollipop Bouquet - Great, budget friendly baby gift for the holidays or any day!

Posted on December 2, 2008 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

Gift the Bambino Bouquets are a great holiday gift for any new baby! Spread holiday cheer with this great selection of BambinoPop Bouquets, which come in girl, boy, neutral, holiday, or a reusable holiday tin! Each of these bouquets makes a darling gift for baby and new parents. These adorable lollipops are handmade from washcloths for baby and each is tied with a beautiful ribbon.

Each BambinoPop Bouquet includes 5 Washcloths, 2 Utensils, 1 Receiving blankets and lots of… Continue

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At 3:33pm on March 13, 2010, C. D. Lee said…

At 8:25pm on January 27, 2010, C. D. Lee said…
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At 11:44pm on January 26, 2010, C. D. Lee said…

Feel free to promote your products on my Ning site. I have a women entrepreneur's networking group. Let me now if we can help you.

Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship
At 6:05pm on December 01, 2009, Lauren Dillard-Shoffner added a gift to their profile…
At 8:39am on October 11, 2009, WHO'S THAT GIRL BLESSED BY GOD? said…

Have a Wonderful Birthday and may GOD bless you with many more to come.

Be Blessed - Sis. Helen (Sista's Empowered by GODs Word 2009)
At 7:56pm on August 21, 2009, The Phenomenal Women Radio Show said…
We welcome all our sisters , sororities , women organizations to Join us in sisterhood as we gather with other powerful women from the NY and NJ area at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

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At 5:04pm on January 12, 2009, Rachelle Christopher said…
Received your comment, thank you so much.. I hope you much blessed success, keep in touch and God willing I will do the same.
God Bless*
At 12:38am on January 12, 2009, Rachelle Christopher said…
Wow you are very creative!!I am glad you are using your blessed gift God has given you Lauren. Continue to create great products
I will like to add you as a friend here on BBWO, God Bless! and Stay Inspire.
At 3:54pm on December 21, 2008, C. D. Lee said…

I have helped to start a group in Greensboro called Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership and Learning. We have free workshops monthly to help entrepreneurs. The workshops are free and the next one will be at UNCG. Please let me know if you would like to learn more.


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